Primitive Bow Workshop
September 8-11, 2013

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Learn to build your own Primitive Bow
Instruction and Kits provided by long time bow builder Alton Hill

The Primitive Bow
  • A strong and functioning bow of assorted wood species: Hickory, Elm, Osage, Black Locust
  • Design choice of student: Native American, European, or hybrid
  • Introduction to arrow making and arrow shafting, shooting styles, & string making.

Workshop Schedule
Sunday, September 8
4:30-5:30 Welcome & Check-In
5:30-6:30 Dinner
7:00-8:30 Introduction, Overview of Bow Carving & Construction
Monday-Tuesday, September 9-10
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Workshop
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-5:30 Workshop
5:30-6:30 Dinner
6:30-8:00 Evening Programs
Wednesday, September 11
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Workshop
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-5:00 Wrapping up workshop
3:30 Depature

Only $575.00!!

Covers all programming and instructor fees, primitive bow kits, meals and lodging. Compare this to the average price of purchasing a bow.

  • This Workshop is designed for adult participants, 18 and over.
  • Participation is limited to 12 students for a better instructor participant ratio!
  • The Primitive Bow you make is yours to keep!
  • One Bow (completed during workshop) and one additional bow stave (to build at home).
  • Knowledge to last a lifetime!

    About the Instructors
    A native of Amelia County Virginia, master bow builder Alton Hill has been crafting bows since childhood and has been producing his trademark Silver Star bows as well as modern fiberglass bows for several decades. Alton is an excellent teacher of this traditional art and his patient and thorough approach as well as his vast knowledge of the subject is an invaluable and appreciated resource to all his students!

    Please register by: August 23, 2013

    Rustic but comfortable bunk style lodging. Please bring your own linens, pillow and toiletries.

    A health form, a list of items to bring, and other information will be sent as soon as your registration form has been received.

    Refund Policy
    Full by August 23, 2013
    50% after August 23, 2013
    Nonrefundable after August 30, 2013
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